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Bangalore news July 1 highlights:Two Congress MLAs resign from assembly; Cong-JD (S) on shaky ground

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Two Congress MLAs resign from assembly; Cong-JD (S) on shaky ground

A security guard was killed and two of his colleagues injured after an iron gate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) collapsed on them Sunday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Gowtham Biswas (24), hailing from Odisha while Y Nayak from Odisha and Anil Kumar from Bihar, are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city. According to the police, the incident took place when Gowtham pushed the sliding iron gate to allow entry to a visitor in a car when the gate collapsed on him.

Meanwhile, in a bid to promote positive gender roles among boys and girls in government schools, the British Deputy High Commission unveiled a project on Sunday titled ‘Changing moves changing minds’. Discussions and open conversations on gender inequality will be held in 25 schools among more than 7,000 students across Bangalore as part of the pilot project. The project aims to reach more than 3 lakh students from different cities in India later.

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Indigo passengers in Bengaluru face long queues after airline’s server crashes

Indigo airline passengers Monday faced difficulty boarding flights at the Bengaluru airport after the airline’s server was down for more than half-an-hour.

READ: Indigo passengers in Bengaluru face long queues after airline’s server crashes

Bengaluru: BBMP registers 1041 dengue cases in 2019, doctors say numbers downplayed

The Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said it had registered a total of 1041 cases of dengue so far this year even though doctors in the city feel the numbers could be much more.

READ: Bengaluru: BBMP registers 1041 dengue cases in 2019, doctors say numbers downplayed

The coalition govt will topple at any moment said Jagadish Shettar of BJP

Former CM Jagadish Shettar of BJP reacting to Vijaynagar MLA Anand Singh’s resignation, says that the coalition govt will topple at any moment.

Siddaramaiah calls meeting following resignation of Karnataka Congress MLAs

Congress Legislature Party meeting called by CLP leader Siddaramaiah at his residence in Bengaluru following resignation of Karnataka Congress MLAs Anand Singh and Ramesh Jarkiholi from the Assembly. 

Ramesh Jarkiholi tenders his resignation to Speaker

Another Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi tenders his handwritten resignation to Speaker Ramesh Kumar.

Karnataka Congress MLA Anand Singh resigns from Assembly, Kumaraswamy hits out at BJP

In a fresh setback to the wobbly coalition government in Karnataka, Congress MLA from Vijayanagar, Anand Singh, resigned from the assembly on Monday. “Yes. I have resigned. Today morning, I submitted the resignation,” Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.

READ: Karnataka Congress MLA Anand Singh resigns from Assembly, Kumaraswamy hits out at BJP

Congress MLA Anand Singh addresses media after meeting Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala

Congress MLA Anand Singh addresses media after meeting Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala. "here are several reasons for why I have tendered my resignation. I will be at fault if I don’t raise my voice against the injustice meted to my district. My first priority is my district and job creation for youths."

IMA scam: BBMP councillor arrested, SIT says he knows promoter Mansoor’s hideout

A nominated councillor of Bangalore’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam on Sunday.

READ: IMA scam: BBMP councillor arrested, SIT says he knows promoter Mansoor’s hideout

Congress' Anand Singh arrives at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

Congress' Anand Singh arrives at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. Earlier today, he had submitted his resignation from his assembly membership.

Whitefield gets Bangalore One service centre

In what is seen as a welcoming move to several Whitefield citizens, a Bangalore One service centre began services in the locality on Monday. Bangalore One centres have been set up in different parts of Bangalore city to offer services of multiple government organizations and private companies under one roof in a citizen-friendly manner.

Pedestrian shares video of two-wheelers on pavements

Two-wheelers riding on pavements has become a common sight in Bengaluru, especially in busy junctions during peak hours. The same often trouble pedestrians leading to several of them finding it risky to even walk to their destinations. One among them took to Twitter saying, "Monday blues aren't enough. I now have to walk through this obstacle course. Keep looking over my shoulder to make sure no bike is trying to whiz past me & still be on time to the office." The video is shot from Old Madras Road next to Gopalan Mall.

Karnataka speaker denies knowledge on Anand Singh's resignation

Denying knowledge on Congress MLA Anand Singh's resignation submitted to him, Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar said, "Nobody has contacted me or met me. I have got nothing to do with political developments and I will accept resignations even if 20 members resign. I'm not aware of any such resignation. I haven't met any leader, not even Anand Singh." 

Kumaraswamy to meet investors at US, to invite investment in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will meet investors, industrialists and officials in the USA to invite them to invest in Karnataka with a special focus on "New Business Opportunities" in Karnataka. According to the CMO, the meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday at Silver Spring, Maryland. "He will also talk about the Global Investors Meet to be held in 2020 January," reads a statement from the CM's office. Kumaraswamy is on a private visit to the USA and is expected to return to Bangalore on July 5 after attending a  program by USA's faction of Okkaligara Parishad. 

Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Brigade Road, Mathikere or Silk Board. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Koramangala, Srirampura and Ulsoor. 
 

Congress MLA Anand Singh announces resignation

Congress MLA from Vijayanagar, Ballari, Anand Singh claims that he has resigned from his MLA post on Monday. He met Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar at his residence to submit his resignation, sources say.

2 Immigration Bureau men accused in trafficking case

A Bengaluru Police probe into the trafficking of Nepali women to the Middle East has found that two key immigration officers, on deputation to the Bureau of Immigration from the Central Intelligence Bureau, had ensured a human trafficking gang safe passage allegedly for Rs 15,000 per woman. Police have now written to the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking its sanction to prosecute the two IB officials working at the Kempegowda International Airport, Assistant Foreigners Regional Registration Officer L T Deepak (39) and his assistant Shailendra Kumar (29). In the charge sheet, police have named the IB officers as key facilitators.

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Bangalore’s British Council Library gets a makeover

The 59-year-old British Council Library in Bangalore has just undergone a major revamp — from that of a classic library space to a cultural hub hosting theatre workshops, art workshops, literary events and panel discussions. Established in 1960, the British Library (as it is popular among folks of Bangalore) operated out of the first floor of Koshy’s Parade Cafe (Koshy’s Bar and Restaurant) in St Marks Road. The library is now situated on Kasturba Cross Road, opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. “We are delighted to observe that several readers back then have made it a point to continue their reading legacy on to their younger generations by ensuring their membership continues in the library over decades,” Janaka Pushpanathan, Director South India, British Council tells Indianexpress.com.

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Gusty surface winds and light rains predicted in Bangalore today

The weatherman has predicted surface winds in Bangalore to be strong and gusty at times on Monday. According to IMD's daily forecast, light rains are likely in some areas. ". Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 31 and 21 degree Celsius
respectively," reads the report.

Air India Express flight skids on runway at Mangaluru airport, all passengers safe

An Air India Express flight with 183 passengers on board veered off the taxiway after landing at the Mangalore Airport on Sunday. All passengers and crew members on board the Dubai-Mangalore flight are safe, the airlines said in a statement. The incident happened at around 5.40 pm after the aircraft landed at Mangaluru International Airport and was proceeding on the taxiway towards the terminal.

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IMA scam: SIT arrests BBMP councillor, raids his residence

A nominated member of Bangalore's local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP)was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam on Sunday. The SIT also raided the house of Syed Mujahid, a JD(S) nominated member, where they seized documents and found Rs 1.2 crore. Mujahid is a resident of Fraser Town and is known to be a close associate of the absconding IMA founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan. According to the SIT, Mujahid met Mansoor at Kempegowda International Airport on June 8 just before the latter fled India.

Falling iron gate kills guard at IISc

A security guard was killed and two of his colleagues injured after an iron gate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) collapsed on them Sunday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Gowtham Biswas (24), hailing from Odisha while Y Nayak from Odisha and Anil Kumar from Bihar, are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.  According to the police, the incident took place when Gowtham pushed the sliding iron gate to allow entry to a visitor in a car when the gate collapsed on him.

An Air India Express flight with 183 passengers on board veered off the taxiway after landing at the Mangalore Airport on Sunday. All passengers and crew members on board the Dubai-Mangalore flight are safe, the airlines said in a statement. The incident happened at around 5.40 pm after the aircraft landed at Mangaluru International Airport and was proceeding on the taxiway towards the terminal.

READ| Air India Express flight skids on runway at Mangaluru airport, all passengers safe

Meanwhile, the 59-year-old British Council Library in Bangalore has just undergone a major revamp — from that of a classic library space to a cultural hub hosting theatre workshops, art workshops, literary events and panel discussions.

READ| Bangalore’s British Council Library gets a makeover

At the same time, Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) on Friday for questioning in the IMA ponzi scheme case.

READ| IMA scam: ED summons Karnataka minister Zameer Ahmed Khan on July 5

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.